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October 27, 2009

A Place To Belong

Last winter, Seth Best searched high and low for a job in Ann Arbor, but the Michigan economy had sunk too low. Seth ended up on the street and found a homeless shelter that would take him, but as a transgender man he ran into many challenges there. After a few months of encounters with drugged out shelter dwellers, Seth left the shelter and was back out on his own - in the middle of a Michigan winter.

Seth soon found a drug-free tent community of fellow homeless people that welcomed him. It wasn't an easy scenario. With few ways to stay warm in his tent, Seth almost didn't make it through the Michigan winter. But Seth tells Dick Gordon that finding this group helped safe his life - and gave him a sense of belonging he was yearning for.

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